Kananaskis Frame Internment Camp WW2
Kananaskis Frame, hand carved by Internee #68, Heinrich Pens, at the Seebee Camp 130. The camp, which is now owned by the University of Calgary, sits across from Barrier Lake on Highway 40. Camp 130 was initially set up to hold foreign nationals and peaceful objectors, however, fears of an invasion of Great Britain prompted the UK to send its POWs over to Canada. In 1940, German soldiers captured by British Troops began to arrive at Camp 130. The camp functioned as an internment camp until around 1945, and some of the original structures are still standing today. Frame is carved from pine.
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